How Band Nerds Hijacked Japan’s Biggest Photo Meme

How Band Nerds Hijacked Japan’s Biggest Photo Meme

Earlier this year, a group of Japanese schoolgirls uploaded photos of themselves imitating anime style attacks. The photos spawned numerous imitators, ended up on television, and spread beyond the country’s borders. And now? Now, band nerds are involved.

The original meme initially referred to Dragon Ball and, later, Street Fighter attacks.

When it reached Western shores, however, it was reworked as “Vadering”.

In the past few weeks, Japanese kids in their school bands or music clubs have been uploading their latest twist on the meme: “Tuba Gun” (チューバ砲 or “Chuuba Juu”).

And, of course, there are twists on this twist.

Very clever. These Japanese school kid photo memes are endless! More recently, teens in Japan created a sideways studying photo meme and a human-eating giant one.

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    • Image macros have words. A meme is simply a running joke.
      This is a running joke.

    • The most prolific are meme’s such as lolcats, however, internet meme’s are any concept passed from person to person over the net. So they can be images as above, websites, words, videos etc.

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      Did you learn about memes on Facebook, kid? Man, my faith in humanity grows lower every day.

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